This Social-Economic Policy Analysis with Regards to Son Preference and Gender-biased Sex Selection in Georgia

No. of pages: 90

Publication date: 2020

Author: UNFPA / ISET (PI)

The present report is a result of a joint effort of the ISET Policy Institute (ISET-PI), in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) office in Georgia, as a part of the EU supported Global Programme to Prevent Son Preference and the Undervaluing of Girls: Improving the sex ratio at birth in select countries in Asia and the Caucasus (2017-2019).

The study aims to investigate the various factors behind the changes in SRB and further explore to what extent social and economic policies and interventions have had an impact on decreasing GBSS through influencing family decisions regarding son preference and softening pressure on fertility choices.